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The Secret of Gifted Writers

We often think of gifted writers as people born with natural talent. But in this post, GrubStreet Instructor Ben Berman explores whether being gifted is more a matter of aptitude or attitude.

 

 

There is an exit off the Mass Pike where cars merge from so many lanes at once that driving feels like the physical manifestation of writer’s block.

 

October 10, 2018 | Ben Berman

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Is it Time to Re-Assess Your Writing Habits?

Sometimes, as writers, we have to shake up our routines and our expectations. Katrin Schumann explores what makes writers productive and happy, and determines that change can be good.

 

 

I recently packed up the office where I'd been working for the past four and a half years

October 3, 2018 | Katrin Schumann

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October Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The October 2018 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities

October 1, 2018 | Colwill Brown

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Seven DON'Ts for Socially Savvy Authors

Getting ahead in the world of social media isn't easy, but it's even harder if you are doing things that self-sabotage your efforts. Here are seven things you can stop doing to help you bolster your social media efforts to find more fans and sell more books. 

 

1. Don't be spammy in direct messages (on any channel). Don't spam people in Direct Messages with automatic replies

September 27, 2018 | Crystal King

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Lit Boston: What’s Happening in October?

In the October 2018 edition of "Lit Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.

September 25, 2018 | Sarah Sturman

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